The original idea was that the Browns were going to interview Atlanta Falcons president Rich McKay sometime this week. Turns out they are not allowed to ask for permission until the Falcons are out of the playoffs. Tony Grossi originally reported that the Browns could interview McKay because he was simply a club executive and not a player. Apparently, that’s not the case. If the Falcons do make a run in the playoffs, don’t expect the Browns to wait around for McKay. Scott Pioli is their first choice, but they do have a little time before they can interview McKay, leaving Pioli time to make a decision on either Cleveland or Kansas City. It could work out in the Browns favor.
– It also appears that Browns defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will be interviewing with the New York Jets in regards to their currently vacant head coaching position. In other words, Mel, you’ve been Rooney-ed. But is it truly benefitting the league not only from a racial standpoint but through its coaches as well by subjecting some of them to pointless interviews?